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Carraher, Joan M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
1:1 Laptop initiatives continue to grow throughout Nebraska schools. There are many questions regarding their effectiveness in improving student learning, justifications for expenses, and the process to guide such an initiative. The purpose of this case study was to explore students' perceptions of academic self-efficacy and self-regulation while…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Attitudes, Grade 8
Kerr, Rebecca – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this descriptive quantitative and basic qualitative study was to examine fifth and eighth grade science teachers' responses, perceptions of the role of technology in the classroom, and how they felt that computer applications, tools, and the Internet influence student understanding. The purposeful sample included survey and…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, Grade 5, Grade 8
Kingston, Kent J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In the fall of 2008 Westside Community Schools - District 66, in Omaha, Nebraska implemented a one-to-one notebook computer take home model for all eighth-grade students. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a required yearlong one-to-one notebook computer program supported by high-speed Internet connectivity at school on (a)…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Internet, Middle School Students, Grade Point Average
List, Jonathan S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study uses a bounded case to investigate how students engage in historical inquiry using digital historical sources. Drawing on research and theory related to historical thinking, digital history and new literacies, this study explores how students located historical documents in an online archive and then analyzed those documents given…
Descriptors: History, History Instruction, Thinking Skills, Internet
Marsh, Rose M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Schools have gone through educational reforms having various focuses on curriculum changes, consolidation, open classrooms, mastery learning, decentralization, shared decisionmaking, legislative mandates and controls, high expectations, integrated thematic instruction, professional development, technology integration, and standards with…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Mentors, Virtual Classrooms
Letwinsky, Karim Medico – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the relationship between mathematics teachers' self-efficacy and the use of technology and the Internet in secondary education classrooms. The focus was on the Internet as a tool to promote mathematics communication and literacy in the online environment. A total of 100 mathematics teachers…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy
Onorato, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2011
A non-experimental research study was performed in which the researcher investigated the relationship between principals' use of transformational leadership practices and students' reading and mathematics achievement. A sample of principals from 2,500 randomly selected elementary, middle, and high schools in New York State were recruited by…
Descriptors: Principals, Transformational Leadership, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
Westgard, Kerri S. W. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Success in today's globalized, multi-dimensional, and connected world requires individuals to have a variety of skill sets--i.e. oracy, numeracy, literacy, as well as the ability to think spatially. Student's spatial literacy, based on various national and international assessment results, indicates that even though there have been gains in U.S.…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Spatial Ability